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Appeals Court Slashes Verdict in Business Dispute

By Christian Nolan |

The state Appellate Court has knocked $1 million off a verdict of nearly $1.3 million in the case of two business partners who had a falling out after more than two decades.

Howard Altschuler, center, with his clients Domenic and Cathy D’Attilos, in front of the New Haven courthouse Feb. 23.

Family in Record Med-Mal Case Loses Suit Against Ethics Panel

By Christian Nolan |

A Connecticut trial court judge refused to upend the findings of a state attorney grievance panel, dismissing claims from a family who says their former lawyers raked in millions in extra legal fees from a medical malpractice settlement.

Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford.

Phony Rabbi Aside, Conn. Justices Find Marriage Valid

By Christian Nolan |

In an unusual divorce case, Connecticut's high court held that a lower court should have recognized a couple's marriage as validity, even though the rabbi who performed the ceremony was later convicted of fraud.

Attorney Facing Theft Claims Suspended, Federal Probe Underway


Southbury attorney Robert J. Barry, accused of collecting a hefty $3 million in fees while acting as executor and trustee of a now-deceased client's estate, has been suspended from the practice of law and is the subject of an ongoing federal investigation.

Ship Captain Awarded Over $1M in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

By Christian Nolan |

In a rare maritime whistleblower case, the captain of a cargo ship fired for reporting safety violations to the U.S. Coast Guard has been awarded nearly $1.1 million by an administrative law judge with the Department of Labor.

Matt Striker and Harry Smith strike corresponding blows during the WWE RAW Summerslam event at the Acer Arena, Homebush Stadium in Sydney, Australia on August 4, 2006. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

Former Wrestlers Trying to Bust Open WWE on Head Injuries

By Megan Spicer |

Scripted moves have led directly to CTE, the suit alleges, but promotion says it's just cheap heat.

New Book Asserts Michael Skakel Was Framed for Moxley Murder


Author Robert F. Kennedy Jr. believes his cousin never got a fair shot, and that the media fueled the interest in the case solely because Skakel was related to the Kennedy family dynasty.

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Time for Legal Minds to Kick Back and Relax With a Book

By Law Tribune Staff |

Summer is here, with warm breezes and the chance to relax and read a book for the fun of it. We asked members of the Connecticut legal community to share their summer reading recommendations. The result is a mixture of love stories, science fiction, mystery and nonfiction.

An MGM Grand employee polishes slot machines at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Paralegal Who Stole From Firm Accused of Violating Probation


A former paralegal who embezzled about $1.7 million from the South Windsor law firm where she worked is now accused of violating her probation by gambling and not paying the restitution she owes.

A Thoughtful Approach to the Next Round of Courthouse Closings

By Editorial Board |

We urge the Judicial Branch to invite key participants to join in the review of factors and to aid in the decision-making process on any future courthouse closings.

Basketball captain Jack Montague was expelled from Yale in February, about a month before the team qualified for the NCAA tournament. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

5 Cases That Could Shape Campus Sexual Assault Investigations


As some colleges have attempted to address the issue of sexual assault, their actions have led to court disputes. Some come from men who claim that they were unfairly disciplined in connection with an alleged assault. Others are advanced by female students who allege that their schools didn't do enough when they stepped forward to report themselves the victim of an assault.

This screen grab from a video shows a flamethrower-equipped drone built by a Clinton father and son roasting a turkey.

Creators of Flame-Throwing Drone Ordered to Turn Over Documents


Federal judge rules FAA within its rights to investigate father-son duo's unmanned aircraft.

Nancy Alisberg

Special Ed Students Being Shortchanged a Year, Suit Says


The state's disability rights agency says Connecticut schools aren't meeting the requirements of the federal IDEA act.

Attorney Cecil Thomas of Greater Hartford Legal Aid

Supreme Court Rules Blind Sex Offender Should Still Receive State Rental Assistance

By Christian Nolan |

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a blind sex offender should not have been removed from the state's rental assistance program because his name was on the state's sex offender registry.

Jared Cohane of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder.

Connecticut's Overtaxed Highways and the Construction Lawyer's Role

By Jared Cohane and Peter J. Martin |
Taylor Swift, left, arriving at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, right, arriving at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Kim Kardashian vs. Taylor Swift: The Legal Implications of the Snapchat Recording

On Sunday, Kim Kardashian West posted a recording of a conversation on Snapchat between her husband Kanye West and Taylor Swift that was allegedly recorded without Swift’s consent — a potential violation of California state law requiring both parties to consent to the recording of communications.

Hey! Get Your Red-Hot Lawsuit Right Here!

By Editorial Board |

The acquisition of a financial interest in the outcome of a lawsuit creates at least the potential for corruption of the process.

Obama Nominees Caught Between Judicial Dreams, Practice Realities

A plaintiffs lawyer in Honolulu. A civil litigator in Dallas. An attorney defending med-mal cases in Buffalo.

Just In: Musings on Pokémon Legal Issues Interrupt Law Profs' Crazy-Busy Summer Schedules

As millions of users have downloaded the ubiquitous Pokémon Go app, some law professors have managed to squeeze time out of their burdensome summer schedules to opine about the legal ramifications of the augmented-reality game that sends players wandering around the real world in search of the coveted virtual Pokémon (that would be pocket monsters, for the uninitiated).